Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I didn't know THAT

They say "still waters run deep", but not even I knew this...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Munich musings

K and I went for a walk today, as the weather was beautiful and quite warm. Too warm actually for late November; I'm glad that it was cold at my birthday.
The picture shows the river Isar, at the Deutsches Museum (German Museum). It's a really cool technical museum, so if you happen to come to Munich, do go there for a visit!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bad weather

Finally, the weather is bad. It's raining and it's cold.
Why this is good news to me? Well, it's November, and the weather is supposed to be bad. Plus, we had a very warm October (it was more like a mild version of summer than a proper fall), then we had about 3 days in early November when it was like winter, even with snow, and then it got warm again as if it was spring. And I really couldn't cope with the warmth, for my inner season sensor was set on fall/winter.

However, the bad weather brings the disadvantage of not being able to take proper pictures during the day, as the sky is completely overcast and gray. So you'll have to believe me when I tell you that the Wavy scarf grew quite a bit; I can wrap it around my neck twice now, and the ends are somewhere between boob height and belly button height. I was pretty surprised by this, when I tried the scarf on last night because I expected it to be shorter; but I think I might want it even longer. I'm at the end of the 4th ball of yarn now, and I have 2 more left. Originally, I had planned to make matching mittens with the leftover yarn, but I think if I keep on knitting, then there's not enough yarn left. And I'm not sure if I can find the same dye lot again. (Serious problems, I know)

Last night, I finally knit a few more rows on K's sweater. I don't know what I'm doing these days, but I hardly get to knit. My usual evening schedule looks like this: Either K or I make dinner, then we eat; I sometimes do dishes either before or after dinner, then we sit on the couch and watch TV. K usually is on the computer, me sometimes too (we have our own laptops each), because I try not to read blogs during the day. Then, all of a sudden, it's almost 10 o'clock, and I have hardly started knitting. No wonder I only get a few rows done! (Except for K's sweater where I have 128 stitches on the needles, that does take ages just to finish one row) Maybe I should keep track of what I'm doing at night, what keeps me from knitting... it's not that I have to or that I want to knit every night, but that's the only time of the day when I have time to do it, and I'd like to actually finish some of the things I've started.

Oh, and Heather, if you're on the blog, please email me!

Friday, November 17, 2006


Is it progress I'm making? On the scarf front, yes; Wavy is growing (although I don't necessarily notice it straight away), but I'm sparing you another picture of the same thing over and over again. The only difference is its length, but it's still a bit to go till it's finished.

On the baby bootie translation front? The translation itself is done, I only need to actually knit a bootie and take pictures - the problem here is the timing. Taking pictures when it's dark outside isn't so great, due to the artificial light (and it's getting dark here at 4.30 pm these days). That's why I prefer taking photos during the day, but I don't get to knit during the day unless it's a weekend. So, either I need to take some time during a weekday, or I need to take time on a weekend which isn't so great either, which leads me to the next point:
The thesis front. I'm a bit behind, so in theory I'm working every day of the week (apart from once a week, when I'm at the office, earning money). And why am I not as far as I want to be? Well, here the usual thing kicks in, somehow, you know, the thing why I'm in therapy. And I thought it got a bit better... but I guess I've still got some way to go. Oh well.
That's it, I'm back at the scarf, so the damn thing is going to be finished hopefully soon!

Oh, has anyone outside the US received their Interweave Knits Winter 2006 issue yet?

Saturday, November 11, 2006


This is a progress pic on my Wavy scarf, taken on Sunday already - where did the time go?!

By now, Wavy is even longer. I can wrap it around my neck once already, but then it's still a bit short. Besides, I want it to wrap around twice anyways, so I still have some way to go.

What I'm wearing underneath the scarf is Josephine, indeed! I haven't worn her much outside the house though; I think I wore her once when I went to the local knitting group . But ever since the weather got cold enough to turn the heating on, I've been wearing her a lot inside. It's so nice to snuggle up on the couch, and to bury my neck and chin in the big collar! She's a perfect comfy-snuggly cardigan - but more of a jacket-type (I usually wear her on top of my sweater, and then I wrap myself - or K and myself - in a blanket. I know, I'm such an icicle!). Maybe I make a "wear-it-instead-of-a-sweater" cardigan-thing (I'm thinking of Starsky here) some time (I wish I had more time to JUST KNIT. Pure knitting time)... more likely to be some day, in the future... whenever that may be.

Monday, November 06, 2006

A Sale is on

My girl Christine is selling her stash! Her complete stash, that is. So, if you're interested in some nice yarn (I took a look myself, it really is very nice yarn) for a reasonable price (less than the suggested retail price, as far as I could see), then go and pay her a visit!

Friday, November 03, 2006

First Snow

The first snow this winter. Hey, if I'm lucky, I'll get snow for my birthday in three weeks!

The weather gods

... are in a crazy mood: it was about 20 degrees Celcius (that's about 68 F) only on Monday, and today it was freezing (literally!). It even snowed on my way home before! If that isn't crazy, well, then I don't know.

I haven't done much knitting lately; the ladies from the Tuesday's knitting group wanted a shared knit blog (in German), and asked me to set it up for them. So, back to blogging and some html! But now I really need to get back to knitting, I need to finish my scarf as it's so cold outside!

Oh, and I'm making progress on that baby bootee-translation! All I have left to do now is to brush up the language a little bit so you can read it fluently and it makes sense, and then knit a bootie and take pictures of the progress, so I can include them in the instructions. And that should be done soon too; hopefully I can make that bootee on the weekend and then finish off the instruction at work next week.

That's it for tonight, I'm out!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Halloween!

My dessert tonight... Happy Halloween!